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Why Heathrow 13 verdict could lead to more radical climate activism, not less

by Graeme Hayes and Brian Doherty. ***First published on The Conversation. The so-called “Heathrow 13” Plane Stupid climate activists have been given suspended prison sentences for trespassing on the airport’s runway. The case – and the decision of the judge to hand down custodial sentences at all, even if they were suspended – illustrates the… Continue reading Why Heathrow 13 verdict could lead to more radical climate activism, not less

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Drill, Bro, Drill? Considering the Drive for Mineral Extraction in New Zealand

The issue of mineral (oil, gas, coal and gold) extraction has become a high-profile issue in New Zealand since the election of a centre-right National-led government in 2008. The drive of the government to mine in the protected national park estate led to one of the country’s largest protest marches in 2010 when 50,000 marched… Continue reading Drill, Bro, Drill? Considering the Drive for Mineral Extraction in New Zealand